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Comment author: Raemon 16 September 2013 06:18:02PM -1 points [-]

Apart from the tickets and reception rewards (which go to anyone who pledges $25 and $75, respectively), making the pledge only gets you one of the rewards. However, you can make multiple pledges, and for subsequent ones, reduce your pledge by $25 and note which additional reward you'd like.

The poster is not finished yet, but will most likely be revealed sometime in the next week or two. It will be stylistically similar to (although better quality than) the art on humanistculture.com.

Comment author: pleeppleep 16 September 2013 10:36:52PM 0 points [-]

I'm not so sure I followed that. Do you still get tickets as long as you pledge $25 or higher? Or if you want the poster and a ticket do you have to make 2 pledges totaling $65?

Comment author: pleeppleep 16 September 2013 03:29:14PM *  0 points [-]

Do you have a picture of the poster that comes with a $40 pledge? Also, do you still get the poster if you pledge more?

Comment author: pleeppleep 08 September 2013 06:13:36PM 0 points [-]

I'm the kid in the corner with the laptop

Meetup : Rutgers New Brunswick

2 pleeppleep 05 September 2013 12:07AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Rutgers New Brunswick

WHEN: 08 September 2013 02:00:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: Livingston Campus Student Center

Anyone who's interested can meet me in the Dunkin Donuts this Sunday. I'll be wearing sunglasses next to a sign.

If you know someone in the area who might want to check it out and may or may not see this let them know.

Discussion article for the meetup : Rutgers New Brunswick

Comment author: Vaniver 09 August 2013 03:09:31AM *  6 points [-]

I recommend being a hero and posting a meetup. Bring a book and a sign to a coffeeshop and see if people show up. Best case, you make new friends; worst reasonable case, you read a book in a coffeeshop for a few hours.

Comment author: pleeppleep 09 August 2013 03:18:27AM 1 point [-]

Probably what I'll end up doing. Just checking first is all.

Comment author: pleeppleep 08 August 2013 10:00:20PM 4 points [-]

Not sure if open thread is the best place to put this, but oh well.

I'm starting at Rutgers New Brunswick in a few weeks. There aren't any regular meetups in that area, but I figure there have to be at least a few people around there who read lesswrong. If any of you see this I'd be really interested in getting in touch.

Comment author: pleeppleep 11 July 2013 09:48:07PM 4 points [-]

I suppose modafinil should be in the same boat as caffeine for the purposes of this experiment.

Comment author: pleeppleep 06 July 2013 03:35:38AM 16 points [-]

I cried twice reading this. That puts it just below Humanism part 3 on my list of most touching chapters.

Comment author: Mestroyer 04 July 2013 11:23:23PM 3 points [-]

The only plausible reason whoever killed Hermione hasn't killed Harry too is because they want him to remain alive. They could have, because Hogwarts security is no great impediment to whoever did this, and Harry isn't a genius in his sleep. They would have, too. Anyone who hates Hermione would hate Harry, too. He was summoned to help during her confrontation with bullies. He used legal tricks to intervene when she was about to be "kissed." He's obviously the bigger threat, and whoever killed Hemione should have some fear of vengeance from him.

Unless it's Voldemort, who knows that Harry is a horcrux, as in canon, and knows that in killing Harry he would injure himself. Quirrel knows that he has a telepathic link with Harry. As Quirrel told McGonagall, he is a wizard "almost" on the level of Dumbledore and Voldemort. The Quirrelmort theory posits one less extremely powerful wizard. Hermione was killed by a troll. In canon, that is Quirrel's signature. Quirrel is voldemort in canon.

Am I missing anything?

Comment author: pleeppleep 05 July 2013 04:51:09AM 7 points [-]

Quirrel in Methods has pretty much stated that he's trying to mold Harry into a dark lord. That requires Harry to be alive and is significantly more likely if he doesn't have Hermione's moral influence.

Comment author: pleeppleep 16 February 2013 05:17:32AM 4 points [-]

If my inhibitions regarding a certain course of action seem entirely internal, go through with it because I'm probably limiting my options for no good reason.

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